100 new stadiums to be built across country for sports promotion


*ISLAMABAD:* Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Professor Ahsan Iqbal has said that some 100 new stadiums would be built in the country to develop infrastructure for the promotion of sports activities.

The stadiums would be constructed with the help of provincial governments on 50:50 basis, the minister said while talking to sports journalists of Rawalpindi-Islamabad at National Sports City, Narowal.

Ahsan Iqbal , who is also Interior Minister, said President Mamnoon Hussain would visit Narowal by the end of the current month to inaugurate the National Sports City Narowal while an exhibition match would also be played on the occasion.

Pakistan Sports Board Deputy Director General, Mansoor Ahmed, Executive Engineer Ayaz Akbar and Media Director Azam Dar were also present on the occasion.

The minister said the National Sports City Narowal project was initiated in 2009, however, no funds were allocated for it during the Peoples Party government.